Adult Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

adult winter reading swing dancers

Adult Winter Reading Program
Swing into Reading

January 18 ~ February 23

Register at the library or online. Adults will earn a prize ticket for every book they read or listen to, which will be entered into theweekly drawingsfor special gifts. Tickets are available at the Circulation or Adult Information desks or can be submitted online. All tickets collected will be entered into the grand prize drawing to be held on Friday, February 23. More information is available here.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Powerful Beyond Measure

Powerful Beyond Measure
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Meet author Cindy Mazzaferro and hear about a program that unfolds perfectly in your life allowing you more happiness, love, abundance and success.  Come alive to your power within. Books available for purchase. Registration required.


brown bag

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion: Victoria
Thursday, February 22, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a book discussion of the novel Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, a coming of age story that chronicles Queen Victoria’s ascent to the British throne and the first two years of her reign. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Sponsored by the Deschler family in memory of their mother, Cecile Deschler.

tech4u big

Tech 4 U Thursdays 
Thursday, February 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today! Registration required.

adult winter reading swing dancers

End of Adult Winter Reading – Swing into Reading!
Friday, February 23

All tickets collected for the program’s weekly drawings will be entered into the grand prize drawing to be held at 12 noon. Winners will be notified.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Joy of Coloring

Joy of Coloring
Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Coloring isn't just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

ipad

iPad Essentials
Wednesday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.

This class will cover basic iPad skills, including the iPad physical features, charging the battery, settings, finding and installing apps and more. Bring your device and questions to the class. Registration required.

page turner

Thursday Page Turners Book Discussion
Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. 
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Our Thursday Evening Book Discussion has been revitalized and revamped. It has a new name – Thursday Page Turners, a new schedule and a slightly new format.  The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member and light refreshments will be served.  Anyone interested is invited to attend any or all.  We hope to see you there.

tech troubleshooting with teens

Tech Troubleshooting with Teens
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m

Attention all adults! Stop by with the gadgets that drive you crazy and let our teen techies help you. This list can include: cell phones & text messaging, E-readers, social media, email, tablets, and iPods. Registration required.

celtic chocolate

Celtic Chocolate & Tea
Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 p.m.

While you enjoy samplings of Dublin tea, Irish bread and Celtic art chocolate, Kim Larkin, licensed Chocolatier, will talk about the history of chocolate and the Irish pioneers who helped along the way. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Deschler family in honor of their mother, Cecile Deschler

 

adult coloring

Joy of Coloring
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:00 a.m. – noon

Coloring isn't just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

ipad

Best Free iPad Apps
Thursday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.

Discover several great apps for everything from books and movies to cooking, travel and more!  Bring your device to this demo class. Registration required.

reiki

Reiki: What’s it all About
Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.

Reiki is in ancient relaxation and healing technique that originated in Japan. Reiki Master Maryann Lonergan will discuss what Reiki is and how it works to provide relaxation, healing and pain relief. She will also provide a demonstration.  Registration required.

book talks

Books & Bites: Book Talks by Librarians
Thursday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. & Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m.

Join your favorite librarians for tasty bites and engaging booktalks. Discover new titles and authors that our librarians love and you might too!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

tech4u big

Tech 4 U Thursdays 
Thursday, March 15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 


Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a Facebook or Twitter account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a Librarian today!
Registration required.

mini media sale

Mini Media Sale:
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Community Room

Check out the Friends Mini Media Sale. Items include DVD’s Blu-ray, Books on CD, CD’s and VHS tapes. We will also be showcasing some great March Themed books.

adult coloring

Joy of Coloring
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  

Coloring isn't just for kids! Health benefits for adults include stress relief, exercising fine motor skills, and stimulating your senses and creativity. So come unplug, relax, and color! Detailed coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, but participants may bring their own coloring supplies if they wish. Registration required.

battle of the sexes

Movies & More: Battle of the Sexes
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 p.m.

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell. Running time 121 minutes.
Pick up your FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

breaking bread

An Evening with Martin Philip, Author of Breaking Bread
Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

Breaking Bread is a unique combo of memoir and cookbook chronicling Martin Philip’s life growing up in the Ozark Mountains, being an opera singer, a banjo player, and even working in the corporate finance world, all the while baking.  It’s a moving mediation on craft and love, and an intimate portrait of baking and our communion with food, complete with 75 original recipes from the head bread baker of King ArthurFlour.  Bread samples will be served with various spreads. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. It’s the perfect hostess gift.
Registration is required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

cloud

Save It To The Cloud
Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.

Wondering about that invisible cloud above our heads?  Cloud storage is the answer to avoid wasting valuable storage space of your device.  Join us to learn more about the cloud and how to use the Cloud.  Registration required.

book sale

Spring Book Sale
May 4,5 and 6 at the Senior and Disabled Center

people on a bus

Bus Trips
Saturday, May 12 
Glass Blowing Studio Demonstration and Tour, Riverton CT

Saturday, June 2, Block Island

newington 5k

Newington 5K Challenge
Sunday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.

2018 marks the 22nd running of the library’s annual road race which is scheduled for May 20.  Applications will be available at the end of March at the library and on the library’s webpage.